Sailing area: Central Dalmatia

Central Dalmatia

The Croatian coast is a wonder of nature, caressed by the currents of the Adriatic Sea, the wild coastline, uninhabited islands and caves are of unequalled beauty. With more than 1,200 islands to discover, the crystal-clear waters of this region of the world are home to one of the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean. Located between Zadar and Dubrovnik the Central Dalmatian sailing area is a true paradise for sailing enthusiasts. The choice of Croatia for your boat hire is quite simply the best way to combine a typical pleasure cruise and magnificent landscapes. The sun heats the sheer coastal cliffs that release the specific aromas of the sea. Take advantage of nature and drop anchor in a sheltered cove. Nothing could be more beautiful! Discovering Dalmatia by boat is like sailing through Croatian history. A genuine open-air museum on the coast as well as in its mythical towns, enjoy a stopover! There are many ports and marinas in Dalmatia, offering a large selection of boat rentals for you to discover this magnificent region, from medieval villages to blue waters.

In the area of Split, your dreams are within your reach. Rent your boat and set out on an adventure! When you are ready to set sail aboard your sailboat or catamaran, head to the natural wonders of the Croatian coast: its jagged shoreline, hundreds of islands and islets with as many bays and coves waiting to be discovered. 

The best time to travel in Dalmatia is between April and September when the air and water temperatures are clement. Just enough to cool you down. In the afternoon, you will ride on a sea breeze that is often light between September and June, and can get stronger in July and August. The currents are gentle in Dalmatia making sailing easy.

From Split, an emblematic town that protects within its walls the magnificent Diocletian's Palace dating from Roman times which provides direct access to the port, the ancient palace and one of the best reserved Roman monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town has a wealth of buildings and archaeological treasures, such as Saint Doyme Cathedral, the museum of the sculptor Ivan Mestrovic and the Archaeological Museum of Split. Strolling around the streets of Split is a great pleasure that will lead you from discovery to discovery. The charm of Split is unique, the monuments, its architecture, its small terraces, its restaurants and typical inns will all leave an indelible mark on your mind.


Set your sights on Hvar! The meeting place for the jet set and stars, the island of Hvar combines a dream natural setting and a lively nightlife! Take advantage of this island to go out and have fun: parties on the beach, cocktail bars, restaurants, everything is done to amuse you in this idyllic setting. On summer evenings, visit a 16th century monastery that has been turned into an open-air nightclub. An incredible place! Do not miss the exclusive evening events at the Hula Hula Beach Bar on the water's edge. The next day, enjoy a rest at Jelsa, a beach of authentic and unknown beauty.


If you are looking for a beautiful beach where you can enjoy the sun, try some water sports and have fun in the waves, the magnificent and unusual Zlatni rat beach awaits you Similar in form to a lizard's tongue, it changes shape according to the currents.  This pointed beach is a wonder of nature by its shape and the waves there are exceptional. Surfers will be overjoyed! It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia and the subtropical gardens that line it help to create an incomparable natural setting. Round off your time there with a visit to the magnificent town of Ploče.


The island enjoys an exceptional and preserved natural heritage. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this island is for you. Moor your rental boat and set out to discover the island. Do not miss a visit to the blue cave that you will also find on Biševo.


The serrated coastline of Korcula offers a series of coves. Do not miss a visit to Vela cave, an extremely rich neolithic site.  Combining natural beauty with archaeological sites, this island will delight you.

Do not wait to book your boat rental. We rent several ranges of boats, from a monohull sailboat to a catamaran. You will be able to enjoy your cruise alone or with a skipper-crew that will take care of sailing so that you can take advantage of a restful holiday with family or friends. Coolsailing offers private cruises with half-board so that you can take advantage of stopovers to enjoy lunch, or an all-inclusive package so that you can get the most out of your stay. Do not hesitate to contact us. It will be our pleasure to help you.


Worth knowing/Advice

The area is perfect for beginners Off-shore navigation or island-hopping Numerous anchorages available Stable winds Split International Airport Many departure marinas, with a varied choice for boat rentals

The ports in this sailing area

Agana, Baska voda, Kastel Gomilica, Kastela, Krvavika, Makarska, Marina Frapa - Rogoznica, Omiš, Pirovac, Podgora, Podstrana, Primosten, Rogac, Rogoznica, seget donji, Sibenik, Split, Stobrec, Trogir, Vodice ...


Sailing licence VHF Certificate (Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate) Sailing resume

When to travel?

The best period to set sail in the Croatian coast is between April and September: Spring time tends to be the best period; the month of September is less busy and still offers mild temperatures.


7-10 knots
10 knots


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